Daily Prayers/Reflections – January 5, 2021

I have a small grain of hope–one small crystal that gleamsclear colors out of transparency.I need more.I break off a fragmentto send to you.Please takethis grain of a grain of hopeso that mine won’t shrink.Please share your fragmentso that yours will grow.Only so, by division,will hope increase,like a clump of irises, which will cease to … Continue reading Daily Prayers/Reflections – January 5, 2021

Daily Prayers/Reflections – December 17, 2020

In Shadow as Well as LightAn Advent Prayer Loving and gracious God,When the days grow longer,Casting long, cold shadowsAllowing fear and despair into our lives,Let my light shine brighter. When the task grows more wearisomeFilling valleys and flattening mountainsBuilding highways in the desertBe the strength in my bones. When I wait on youAnd they shake … Continue reading Daily Prayers/Reflections – December 17, 2020

Daily Prayers/Reflections: December 15, 2020

I stand gazing at the cold winter sky,thirty minutes after midnighton the first day of the new year.What I see catches my heartand draws me into profound hope. There in the black winter skyone strong star sings a silent melody,illuminating the heavily clouded heightswith a powerful, assuring presence.I hear it calling to every human soulwhose … Continue reading Daily Prayers/Reflections: December 15, 2020